MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE
[Last Revised 2/6/19]
GEMATRIYA, NAZAR, RABBI, JOHN THE BAPTIST, SERMON ON THE MOUNT,
(PARABLE OF THE
SOWER), (PARABLE OF THE TARES), (LITTLE APOCALYPSE)
THEOPHILUS, SERMON ON THE
PLAIN, SAMARITANS, LAZARUS, UNJUST STEWARD, PRODIGAL SON, ROAD TO EMMAUS
PROBLEM, F.C. BAUER,
CONSISTENT ESCHATOLOGY, SOURCE CRITICISM, (FORM CRITICISM), (REDACTION
MARCAN PRIORITY, TEXTUAL CRITICISM
JOHN THE BAPTIST-J*,
PHILIP, AGAPE, LAZARUS-J*, PETER-J*, THOMAS, PILATE, PHARISEES-J*, CANA
there is a “J” after the
term, I want you to discuss how John’s Gospel supplements and
synoptic gospel presentation of this figure/term.
POTENTIAL ESSAY QUESTIONS:
A. The Gospel of Matthew might be described as the gospel for
those who do not think they need the gospel. In particular, the
gospel seems to be addressed specifically to Jewish sects like the
Pharisees and the Sadducees. Comment.
B. While the Gospel of Luke is in many ways similar to the Gospel
of Matthew, there are some important differences between the
Gospels. Many of these differences can be explained by the fact
that Luke is addressed to a different audience. While Matthew is
a gospel well suited to Jews, Luke is a gospel particularly well suited
to the needs and interests of gentiles. Comment.
C. Paul's comment about those who become fools by professing
themselves to be wise certainly applies to modern New Testament
D. The Gospel of John is in some ways very different from the
synoptic gospels. However, the picture of Jesus and his teachings
given in the gospel does not conflict with that of the synoptics but
complements and supplements it--sometimes in surprising ways.